The new move for Super League target Anthony Milford ‘expected this week’

Anthony Milford’s relationship with the South Sydney Rabbitohs “is done” and a deal with the Newcastle Knights is expected to be signed this week.

That’s according to Triple M’s Ben Dobbin who has revealed that the NRL outcast Anthony Milford will not play for the Rabbitohs but will hand a major boost for the Knights before the 2022 NRL season kicks off.

The 27-year-old has been blocked from taking up his Souths contract after being arrested in late September following an incident in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.

Milford has been accused of three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm after allegedly assaulting three bystanders – a man and two women – who intervened in an argument between Milford and his wife Miri.

The incident didn’t end there though, as the halfback also allegedly threw a garbage bin at a car, leading to a charge of wilful damage involving a vehicle.

That meant that Souths were refusing to pay him which sparked speculation of an earlier exit from the competition than expected.

The Broncos decided not to keep Milford at the club at the end of 2021, with Souths handing him a one-year contract.

Milford was linked with a Super League move earlier in the year before he signed the deal with Souths.

An earlier NRL statement confirmed Milford’s contract wouldn’t be registered with the Rabbitohs: “The National Rugby League (NRL) has advised player Anthony Milford and the South Sydney Rabbitohs that it will not consider registering a contract for the player until criminal proceedings against Milford have been completed,” the statement read.

Now, though, the halfback is set to be handed a lifeline by the Knights.

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